"My life has been and will continue to be positively impacted by Mrs. May," said second grade teacher Trevor Todd. "I know that I can go to Mrs. May with anything — positive or negative — that is happening in the building and she will meet me with a non-judgemental ear and will truly listen to what I am saying."
ESL Teacher Rosalie Cervini shared that May gives teachers the encouragement they need to push through challenging times. "Because of your leadership," she said, "we start each year being welcomed, and end each year wanting to return."
May was named New Hanover County Schools Principal of the Year last spring, and she then went on to represent the district at the regional level. The regional selection process included an evaluation of the candidates through a portfolio review and interviews. May will now compete against principals from seven other regions and a principal from a charter school for the title of State Principal of the Year.
As the Wells Fargo Southeast Region Principal of the Year she will be honored at the state ceremony in May as well as serve on the state's Educator Quality Workgroup and other boards and committees.